A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 300 km SE of Hachijo-jima, Japan (186 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.93 km (19 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:17:59 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 30.93 km, 142.1512° East, 31.2488° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20003my9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003my9. Global time and date of event 10/09/15 / 2015-09-10 22:17:59 / September 10, 2015 @ 10:17 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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